Published: 17 February 2020 17 February 2020
The Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems’ (IWES) mobile test facility for grid compliance tests research project, also known as “Mobil-Grid-CoP” in German, is being launched with the aim of developing and commissioning a mobile grid simulator.
As a mobile test facility, the grid simulator will serve to verify current and future grid system services as well as electrical properties of a wind turbine. This will allow the testing and optimisation of the grid compatibility of very large wind turbines with an output of up to 20MW. The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) is financing this research project to the tune of € 12.7 million. The project will run for three years. Commissioning is planned for fall 2022.